Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will not leave the Gunners to join Juventus, manager Arsene Wenger has declared.
The Germany international is one of the many targets for the Serie A champions according to reports in Italy but the Frenchman has rubbished the rumours.
He says the 26-year-old will again be a key player in his squad as Arsenal prepare to make their debut in the Barclays Asia Trophy on Wednesday.
"Ozil is our player, he will remain our player, and he wants to remain our player," Wenger said.
"During this period the newspapers are creative, and have to be creative, but many times the stories come from agents.
"It's a big season for him because he had a difficult start last year and in the second half of the season he was very important.
"There are many offensive players who have an important season in front of them this year, but I'm confident, because I think they have the quality.
"He has improved his defensive attitude, he works hard and offensively he is a top-class player."